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Cannes poster pays tribute to Paul Newman

The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled the poster and short animated film for its 66th edition, featuring late star Paul Newman and wife Joanne Woodward.

Cannes 66 poster

The poster features couple Woodward and Newman, photographed in 1963 during the shooting of A New Kind of Love, by Melville Shavelson.

 They were honoured at the festival in 1958 – the year of their marriage – with the selection In Competition of Martin Ritt’s The Long Hot Summer, the first film in which they appeared together.

The links between their story and that of the festival continued with a series of films directed by Newman, who cast Woodward in The Effect of the Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (Competition – 1973) and The Glass Menagerie (Competition  1987).

The photograph from the shoot was isolated, remastered and redesigned by the Bronx agency.

The Paris-based agency also created an animated film for the poster, to the soundtrack of a remixed version of the festival’s musical theme.

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